Knowing Our Strengths

Rev. Wayne Walder: Knowing Our Strength

by Reverend Wayne Walder Knowing We Have Strength Is A Wonderful Gift Knowing our strength is not always easy. Relying on our strength is sometimes not possible. Life moves quickly and there are many things that take our attention away from who we are and what we know. Yet during our life, we probably relied…

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Our Music: Strength in Enthusiasm

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood How do I choose music for the Spirit Choir? Is it good music? Does it have educational potential? Will the choir be able to learn it in time? Do the lyrics reflect Unitarian Universalist values and the theme of the month? Does it help to fulfill the choir’s…

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Knowing Our Strengths: Spiritual Questions

•   Ask your partner or a good friend what they see as your strengths! •   Think of one of your achievements. What strength did you use to achieve this goal? How did you feel when you were strong? •   Can you be strong in silence, while doing nothing? •   What strategies…

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Knowing Our Strengths: Inspirational Quotations

“Onward boldly, pursue your passion.” – Lailah Gifty Akita “You have been told that, like a chain, you are as weak as your weakest link. This is but half the truth. You are also as strong as your strongest link. To measure you by your smallest deed is to reckon the power of the ocean…

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Knowing Our Strengths: Audio Resources on the Web

September Light by Barbara Wiener, 2014 audio on The Moth (13 minutes) A woman finds strength after an assault. http://tinyurl.com/pbnrezx Inner Strength During Desperate Times by Jake Hovenden, 2007 audio/essay on This I Believe (4 minutes) As his father slowly succumbed to ALS, Jake was impressed with how lovingly his stepmother cared for his dad.…

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Knowing Our Strengths: Literature Resources

A Simple Self-Esteem Boost That Improves Emotional Strength Guy Winch, Ph.D.;  HuffPost Healthy Living online article Our self-esteem is far from stable. It fluctuates day to day and sometimes hour to hour. http://tinyurl.com/nm9zq2z StrengthsFinder 2.0 Tom Rath;  Hard cover and eBook In StrengthsFinder 2.0 Gallup unveiled the new and improved version of its popular online…

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Knowing Our Strengths: Movie Resources

The Milagro Beanfield War   (1988) with Rubén Blades, Richard Bradford, Sonia Braga In this movie, the strength of local culture and faith fights against the evil of big developers. Robert Redford directs this Oscar winning film. Erin Brockovich   (2000) with Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin The film depicts a journey of self-discovery for an…

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